It's time again for
Secret Recipe Club (Secret Recipe Club) reveal! My secret blog assignment this month was Culinary Adventures with Camilla. As the name of her blog suggests, Camilla is very adventurous with her cooking. She loves trying new ingredients and exploring the cuisine of different countries, and she hopes to inspire the readers of her blog to try something new, too.
I found several recipes that looked interesting. Here are a few of them:
- Curried Chicken with Vanilla
- Boozy Spiced Cranberry Sauce
- Pumpkin Potato Pepper Enchiladas
- Chocolate Zucchini Brownies
This stuff is really good. The crust is kinda flaky and crunchy, and the texture of the dough is nice and soft.
The first time I made it, my husband wasn't really impressed. He felt like there wasn't enough fruit and that it was basically just bread. He's not quite as crazy about bread as I am - and this is good bread. Mostly the problem was that my frozen rhubarb had been thawed, so most of the juice was gone - I saved it and used it in a smoothie, but that didn't do the focaccia any good. And, a lot of the rhubarb fell off when I cut it, so a lot of it really was 'just bread' even if it was good bread.
So I made it again.
This time I used frozen rhubarb - without allowing it to thaw - and pressed it into the dough. And I split the dough and made two so I'd have more of that lovely crust. What made my husband especially happy is that I made a simple powdered sugar glaze - melted butter, vanilla, powdered sugar, milk - and drizzled it on top.
Totally yummy and hard to stop eating - with or without the glaze! Thanks, Camilla, for getting me to try something new!